You Really Should Get Out More

31 August 2007 // Books

The reviews of this book and accompanying articles have caught my attention this week. I hadn’t come across the fella before. Looking forward to reading it. Still got several hundred pages of Jon Savage’s “Teenage” to go first though. That’s one serious book. Really interesting stuff. It appears Robert MacFarlane was very close to the […]

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When To Catch Them

31 August 2007 // Arcadia

ja dick walker’s two bites a day sounds optimistic this week: red moons and north east winds, right raspers making the fleece feel cheap. fingers too numb to turn the pages of dave steuart’s classic to see if there’s a “when” chapter still left to write. sawdust & halibut pellets, sounds like the lucky dip […]

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How To Catch Them

31 August 2007 // Arcadia

dp well done on your rotten bait bushwhacker what a lump. you must have written the lost chapter in dave steuart’s 1954 – ‘carp – how to catch them’, – ‘carp how to catch them after three seasons of rain’. that’s what i call stalking, sometimes i feel as though it might take me three […]

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Catching The Eight 30

27 August 2007 // Arcadia

ja wouldnt mind a soaking to fish a river like the kennet, though here the huisne could do with a roving by the likes of you and that perfection. you might get to take the same picture again, plenty of undiscovered chub under the parsnips. i’d coached mike walker in the art of pursuading you […]

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Wind In The Willows

24 August 2007 // Arcadia

dp parsnips on the bird table – dig for victory. every car boot here is like a harvest festival. deformed roots and cans of baked beans left by the altar. a feast in a time of famine. lost time, lost fish, the theme of the season so far. having bumped that common at bushy i […]

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